Mayor Lenny Curry

Mayor Curry speaking at a desk
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Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry announced a city partnership with VyStar Credit Union for business financial relief in the City Council’s first virtual meeting Tuesday morning. 

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Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry said Friday he is not yet willing to order a shelter-in-place mandate for the city, as other states across the nation have done to prevent the spread of coronavirus. 

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Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry said Thursday the city is looking at providing financial relief to small businesses struggling from the effects of the coronavirus.

Mayor Lenny Curry speaking at a table alongside an interpreter
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Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry says the city is compiling a list of complaints for businesses not complying with this executive order to require employees to work from home if possible. 

Mayor Curry alongside emergency personnel in the city.
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An executive order by Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry went into effect Tuesday at 8 a.m. 

Mayor Lenny Curry speaking at a table alongside a doctor speaking
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Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry said Monday he's working with city lawyers to expand on a previous executive order and wants to require all employers in the county to allow employees to work from home “if possible.”

Jacksonville Beach
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All Duval County beaches will be closed to the public beginning at 5 p.m. Friday.

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Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry said Wednesday he could enforce a city-wide lockdown if residents don't self-quarantine as more confirmed COVID-19 cases continue to pop up.

Cars line up outside the Central Outreach Wellness Center on the Northside of Pittsburgh Monday, March 16, 2020, for drive-by testing for COVID-19.
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Mayor Lenny Curry announced Monday that Jacksonville would be getting a drive up coronavirus testing site by the end of the week.

Mayor Lenny Curry speaking at a City Council meeting on COVID-19 on Monday.
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Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry announced Monday that he is limiting the crowd capacity of establishments for recreational and social gatherings to 50 people and banning the sale of alcohol after midnight.

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The Florida Health Department announced the first confirmed cases of coronavirus in Duval County and Clay County late Thursday evening. 

Mayor Curry with other city personnel to his left while at a podium
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Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry addressed coronavirus concerns across Duval County at a news conference Thursday afternoon, including four Jacksonville Fire and Rescue firefighters being cleared for work after being exposed to the virus and a return to classes for Duval County students. 

Mayor Curry signing bill with city councilmen and councilwoman behind him
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Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry signed a bill Wednesday that provides tax breaks to a property ownership group that bought four low-income apartment communities.

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Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry on Tuesday announced seven appointments to the JEA Board of Directors, at the same time that one city council member introduced emergency legislation requesting the mayor to consider candidates suggested by the City Council.

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The chair of the Duval County Democratic Party said Tuesday on First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross he’s seriously considering starting a recall petition against Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry.

Flooding on Ken Knight Drive during Hurricane Irma in 2017.
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A group of scientists and academics from local universities and colleges have signed onto a letter asking Mayor Lenny Curry and the City Council to develop a plan for reducing fossil fuel emissions in Jacksonville and to start preparing the city for the impacts of climate change.

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Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry on Thursday released a plan for the development of Lot J, which includes a high-rise apartment building, a boutique hotel, office space and 13,000 parking spaces. 

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Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry presented his $1.37 billion budget to the Jacksonville City Council Monday. As it has in years past, the mayor’s spending plan focuses on public safety and economic development.    

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The second term of Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry kicked off Monday with his inauguration at the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts on the Northbank.

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Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry is raising concerns about a proposal by the Duval County Public Schools Board that would ask voters to approve a half-cent tax increase to repair and replace the district’s aging schools in a November 5 referendum.

Sam Mousa
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Retiring Jacksonville Chief Administrative Officer Sam Mousa says his successor, Mayor Lenny Curry’s Chief of Staff Brian Hughes, has a lot to learn but is up to the task.

Florida CFO Jimmy Patronis, joined by Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams and Mayor Lenny Curry, anouncing the city's participating in Fraud Free Florida.
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Jacksonville has joined Florida Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis’ Fraud Free Florida initiative, a partnership designed to improve investigative efforts to fight fraud in the state.

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Mayor Lenny Curry will be spending the next four years at City Hall after Jacksonville voters re-elected him to a second term on Tuesday.

The misleading text sent to a Duval resident on election day.
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A text message sent to a Duval County resident Tuesday morning requesting turnout for incumbent Mayor Lenny Curry and other Republicans falsely implied Wednesday is election day.

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For this week’s First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross Media Roundtable, our panel of journalists looked at some of the biggest stories of the week, including:

Jacksonville City Hall
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In response to a recent criminal investigation of several Jacksonville City Council members, the Jacksonville Ethics Commission is asking Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody to issue a legal opinion on local ethics commissions’ ability to enforce the state’s Sunshine Laws.

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The four Jacksonville mayoral candidates whose names are on the ballot faced off in a televised debate Wednesday at Jacksonville University Public Policy Institute ahead of the March 19 elections.

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More than 200 mostly African-American residents packed a church in Northwest Jacksonville Monday evening to hear from the three mayoral hopefuls vying to unseat Mayor Lenny Curry.

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 A complaint filed last week by a Jacksonville pastor against Mayor Lenny Curry’s campaign for using police officers in a political ad might make a valid case, according to a University of North Florida professor.

A new poll is out Wednesday in the Jacksonville mayor’s race, and it shows incumbent Lenny Curry in the lead at just over 50%, with Anna Brosche a distant second.

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